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    ‘Twilight Saga’ soundtrack songs to sense the season

‘Twilight Saga’ soundtrack songs to sense the season

Now that spooky season is almost over, we can talk about a movie franchise that continues to prosper even when the leaves return to green. “The Twilight Saga” and its notable Grammy-nominated soundtracks have long been a part of what makes fall, fall. Here is a list of the top songs “The Twilight Saga” soundtracks have to offer this fall season.  1. “Rosyln” by Bon Iver featuring St. Vincent  There

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    31 days of Halloween: 5 final girl face-offs to close out spooky season

31 days of Halloween: 5 final girl face-offs to close out spooky season

It’s time for this series to reach the final act. The easiest way to make a horror movie instantly compelling is to give it a final girl to root for. The horror genre is full of slasher icons, but they would be nothing in pop culture if it weren’t for the epic showdown against their final girl. This week’s list features some of the most remarkable final girls to hit

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    Sampling can make or break a song

Sampling can make or break a song

As more music continues to be released, artists scramble to find ways to compete for audiences’ attention. Many things are helpful for artists, like creating meaningful lyrics, composing a catchy melody and finding the right vocals. While there are many ways to write a song, sampling is a method artists should look into if they want to truly transform their music. Sampling is when an element of a pre-existing song

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    31 days of Halloween: 5 classic monster films with modern adaptations

31 days of Halloween: 5 classic monster films with modern adaptations

This week is all about paying respect to the originals. Universal Monsters were some of the first steps in making the horror genre what it is today. From “Frankenstein” to “The Wolf Man,” these monsters’ first appearances will live in permanent relevancy. This specific list will cover modern spins on the classic features, and why new stories including the original monsters will always have eternal life. 22. “Frankenweenie” (2012) Looking

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    Alvvays’ ‘Blue Rev’ masters and matures the band’s style

Alvvays’ ‘Blue Rev’ masters and matures the band’s style

Alvvays’ third album “Blue Rev” challenges expectations on how musical artists commit to their sound while providing a maturing and technically brilliant experience. The popular Canadian band surprised fans when they dropped the first song off the album, “Pharmacist,” back in July. The single shocked diehard followers of the band — gritty guitars and echoing vocals replaced the youthful chimes of their usual tones. Three months later, the rest of

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    ‘Halloween Ends’ is a divisive conclusion to a 40-year saga

‘Halloween Ends’ is a divisive conclusion to a 40-year saga

In 2018, director David Gordon Green created a spark in the “Halloween” franchise that had been missing for decades. It could even be argued Green’s “Halloween” kickstarted the slasher renaissance the genre is currently living in. Last year, the second film in the trilogy, “Halloween Kills,” left a majority of audiences wanting less slaughter and more story. “Halloween Ends” concludes the tale of Michael Myers versus Laurie Strode in a

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    ‘Hellraiser’ has sights to show with some room to grow

‘Hellraiser’ has sights to show with some room to grow

David Bruckner’s previous film, “The Night House,” showcased his strength in visual storytelling. It was haunting, with imagery impressive enough to distract you from the horrors buried deep within. Once Bruckner was attached to the newest “Hellraiser” film, audiences were in for pain and pleasure. This reboot trades traditional tropes for a narratively driven slow burn, complimented considerably by its performances. It exceeds everything it is trying to accomplish. The

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    31 days of Halloween: 7 LGBTQ horror films to show the genre has always been queer

31 days of Halloween: 7 LGBTQ horror films to show the genre has always been queer

The newest Shudder streaming service documentary, “Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror,” inspired this week’s selection of films. Whether from themes or those behind the camera, the horror genre has been influenced by the LGBTQ community since its start. This week emphasizes great queer horror films and filmmakers. 15. “Freaky” (2020) This film is a body swap with blades. A high school girl finds herself in the body

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    Leone’s ‘Terrifier 2’ slashes up another indie grindhouse classic

Leone’s ‘Terrifier 2’ slashes up another indie grindhouse classic

For decades, pop culture has been comfortable with horror icons like Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Back in 2016, the horror world was given a new icon in the form of Art the Clown. The first “Terrifier” film was an admirable attempt at a slasher. The killer clown became an instant star, making him this generation’s sinister symbol. “Terrifier 2” is an immediate upgrade over its predecessor in every aspect.

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    Djo refuses change in sophomore album ‘DECIDE’

Djo refuses change in sophomore album ‘DECIDE’

“Stranger Things” actor Joe Keery released his second album “DECIDE” on Sept. 16. Under his stage name Djo, the artist explores anxiety, identity and change in his solo synth production. The 13-track project is a fun, choppy collection of psychedelic sound. The album’s style carries on trends from Djo’s first release, “Twenty Twenty,” in which new wave blares back haunting vocals and lyrics. Keery’s production evidently displays love for his

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